Horror Films That Hit #1 at the Box Office: 1982 - 2000 Edition

Horror Films That Hit #1 at the Box Office: 1982 - 2000 Edition

This list is a round-up of all the horror and scary science fiction films that made it to #1 at the box office. I know many of you might have grown up in this period like myself and wonder how cult favorites like Freddy Krueger and Jason Vorhees did at the box office, who won? Freddy from the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise had a total of six #1 weeks between this timeframe with Jason from the Friday the 13th franchise only having three weeks total. Movies that topped the box office consistently for 3 - 5 weeks include Aliens, A Nightmare on Elm Street 4, I Know What You Did Last Summer, Pet Sematary, Seven, Silence of the Lambs, and The Sixth Sense.


1999

  • Oct 29 - Nov 4
    • House on Haunted Hill (1999)

      Directed by William Malone

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      Official Synopsis: When an eccentric millionaire offer a group of opposites $1,000,000 to spend the night in a so called "Haunted House" with a murderous past, they figure it is a quick way to get quick money and leave. All of them are sure it is some made up story just to mess with their heads a little and test their courage. But, once they stay in the house they start to think about the mistake they made in coming there when mysterious things start to happen.

      Cast: Jeffrey Combs, Greg Nicotero, Famke Janssen, Ali Larter, Geoffrey Rush, Ivana Milicevic, Marc Blucas, Peter Graves, Bridgette Wilson-Sampras, Taye Diggs,…
      Genres: Horror, Thriller, Mystery

  • Sept 10 - 16

    • Stigmata (1999)

      Directed by Rupert Wainwright

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      Official Synopsis: A priest from the Vatican is sent to Sao Paulo, Brazil to investigate the appearance of the face of the Virgin Mary on the side of a building. While there he hears of a statue of the Virgin Mary bleeding tears in a small town outside of the city. Meanwhile, a young woman in the U.S. begins to show signs of stigmata, the wounds of Christ. The priest from the Vatican links up with her and cares for her as she is increasingly afflicted by the stigmata. Her ranting and raving finally begins to make sense to the priest who starts to question what his religion has stood for for the last 1900 years.

      Cast: Rade Serbedzija, Gabriel Byrne, Enrico Colantoni, Jonathan Pryce, LeJon, Shaun Toub, Patrick Muldoon, Portia de Rossi, Jack Donner, Patricia Arquette,…
      Genres: Horror, Thriller

  • Aug 6 - 12 & Aug 13 - 19 & Aug 20 - 26 & Aug 27 - Sept 2 & Sept 3 - 9

    • The Sixth Sense (1999)

      Directed by M. Night Shyamalan

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      Official Synopsis: Malcom Crowe (Bruce Willis)is a child psychologist who receives an award on the same night that he is visited by a very unhappy ex-patient. After this encounter, Crowe takes on the task of curing a young boy with the same ills as the ex-patient (Donnie Wahlberg) . This boy "sees dead people". Crowe spends a lot of time with the boy much to the dismay of his wife (Olivia Williams). Cole's mom (Toni Collette) is at her wit's end with what to do about her son's increasing problems. Crowe is the boy's only hope.

      Cast: Mark Falvo, Luke Burnyeat, Bruce Willis, Mischa Barton, Francesco Scorsone, M. Night Shyamalan, Greg Wood, Haley Joel Osment, Donnie Wahlberg,…
      Genres: Thriller, Drama, Mystery

  • July 23 - 29

    • The Haunting (1999)

      Directed by Jan de Bont

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      Official Synopsis: A remake of the classic 1963 movie "The Haunting" about a team of paranormal experts who look into strange occurrences in an ill-fated house. Through the course of the night some will unravel, some will question, and all will fight for their lives as the house fights back.

      Cast: Virginia Madsen, Liam Neeson, Alix Koromzay, Bruce Dern, Debi Derryberry, Lili Taylor, Owen Wilson, Michael Cavanaugh, Courtland Mead, Sherry Lynn,…
      Genres: Horror, Thriller, Mystery, Fantasy

1998

  • Oct 30 - Nov 5
    • Vampires (1998)

      Directed by John Carpenter

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      Official Synopsis: The church has long known that vampires exist. However, it is discovered that a group of vampires are searching for a powerful doom for mankind. The Vatican then secretly enlists a team of vampire-hunters, led by Jack Crow, to hunt down and destroy the vampires before they find the crucifix.

      Cast: Lex Lang, Thomas Rosales Jr., Mark Boone Junior, Henry Kingi, James Woods, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Tim Guinee, Danielle Burgio, Daniel Baldwin,…
      Genres: Horror, Thriller, Action

  • June 19 - 25

    • The X Files (1998)

      Directed by Rob Bowman

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      Official Synopsis: With problems appearing between FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, a dangerous conspiracy is starting to appear. A deadly virus, which appears to be of extraterrestrial origin has appeared, which could destroy all life on Earth. With the help of a paranoid doctor, Alvin Kurtzweil, Mulder and Scully must act fast in order to save everyone on the planet.

      Cast: Tom Woodruff Jr., Michael Shamus Wiles, Mitch Pileggi, Gary Grubbs, Jeffrey DeMunn, Jason Beghe, Steve Rankin, Larry Joshua, Michael Krawic,…
      Genres: Thriller, Drama, Sci-Fi, Mystery

  • May 22 - 28 & May 29 - June 4

    • Godzilla (1998)

      Directed by Roland Emmerich

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      Official Synopsis: Following the French atomic bomb tests in the South Pacific, an unknown creature is spotted passing eastward through the Panama Canal. Scientist Niko Tatopolous is called in to investigate the matter, and he quickly arrives at the conclusion that a giant, irradiated lizard has been created by the explosions. Godzilla then makes its way north, landing at Manhattan to begin wreaking havoc in the big city. Even with the combined forces of the U.S. military to fight the monster, will it be enough to save the people of New York?

      Cast: Frank Welker, Glenn Morshower, Gary A. Hecker, Kevin Dunn, Robert Lesser, Kurt Carley, Al Leong, Chris Ellis, Jack Moore, Greg…
      Genres: Thriller, Sci-Fi, Action

1997

  • Dec 12 - 18
    • Scream 2 (1997)

      Directed by Wes Craven

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      Official Synopsis: Two years after the events of Scream, Sidney Prescott and Randy are attending Windsor college. They are trying to get on with their lives...Until a new Ghostface killing spree begins. With the help of Dewey and Gale, Sidney must find out who's behind the murders. As the body count goes up, the list of suspects goes down.

      Cast: David Warner, Matthew Lillard, Roger Jackson, Liev Schreiber, Wes Craven, Joshua Jackson, Neve Campbell, David Arquette, Jamie Kennedy, Courteney Cox,…
      Genres: Horror, Mystery

  • Oct 17 - 23 & Oct 24 - 30 & Oct 31 - Nov 6

    • I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)

      Directed by Jim Gillespie

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      Official Synopsis: After an accident on a winding road, four teens make the fatal mistake of dumping their victim's body into the sea. But exactly one year later, the dead man returns from his watery grave and he's looking for more than an apology.

      Cast: Muse Watson, Sarah Michelle Gellar, John Bennes, Anne Heche, J. Don Ferguson, Jennifer Love Hewitt, William Neely, Ryan Phillippe, Freddie…
      Genres: Horror, Thriller, Mystery


1996

  • May 3 - 9
    • The Craft (1996)

      Directed by Andrew Fleming

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      Official Synopsis: A new girl moves to a new city with her family to start a new life. She meets up with the girls who are very interested in the occult and together, the four of them have a seemingly unstopable power. They can do anything, from getting thier dream guys to like them to... the possibilities are limitless.

      Cast: Neve Campbell, William Newman, John Kapelos, Rachel True, Breckin Meyer, Cliff De Young, Tony Genaro, Helen Shaver, Jeanine Jackson, Esther…
      Genres: Horror, Thriller, Drama, Fantasy

  • Jan 19 - 25

    • From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)

      Directed by Robert Rodriguez

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      Official Synopsis: After a bank heist in Abilene with several casualties, the bank robber Seth Gecko and his psychopath and rapist brother Richard Gecko continue their crime spree in a convenience store in the middle of the desert while heading to Mexico with a hostage. They decide to stop for a while in a low-budget motel. Meanwhile the former minister Jacob Fuller is traveling on vacation with his son Scott and his daughter Kate in a RV. Jacob lost his faith after the death of his beloved wife in a car accident and quit his position of pastor of his community and stops for the night in the same motel Seth and Richard are lodged. When Seth sees the recreational vehicle, he abducts Jacob and his family to help his brother and him to cross the Mexico border, promising to release them on the next morning. They head to the truck drivers and bikers bar Titty Twister where Seth will meet with his partner Carlos in the dawn. When they are watching the dancer Santanico Pandemonium, Seth and Richard fight with three bodyguards. But soon they discover that the bar is a coven of vampires and they need to fight until dawn to leave the place alive.

      Cast: Danny Trejo, Tom Savini, Greg Nicotero, Jake McKinnon, Michael Parks, Quentin Tarantino, Walter Phelan, Howard Berger, Robert Rodriguez, John Saxon,…
      Genres: Horror, Thriller, Action, Fantasy, Crime

1995

  • Sept 29 - Oct 5 & Oct 6 - 12 & Oct 13 - 19
    • Se7en (1995)

      Directed by David Fincher

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      Official Synopsis: A film about two homicide detectives' (Morgan Freeman and Brad Pitt) desperate hunt for a serial killer who justifies his crimes as absolution for the world's ignorance of the Seven Deadly Sins. The movie takes us from the tortured remains of one victim to the next as the sociopathic "John Doe" (Kevin Spacey) sermonizes to Detectives Somerset and Mills -- one sin at a time. The sin of Gluttony comes first and the murderer's terrible capacity is graphically demonstrated in the dark and subdued tones characteristic of film noir. The seasoned and cultured but jaded Somerset researches the Seven Deadly Sins in an effort to understand the killer's modus operandi while the bright but green and impulsive Detective Mills (Pitt) scoffs at his efforts to get inside the mind of a killer...

      Cast: Morgan Freeman, Charles S. Dutton, Mark Boone Junior, Michael Massee, Michael Reid MacKay, R. Lee Ermey, Leland Orser, Gwyneth Paltrow,…
      Genres: Thriller, Drama, Mystery, Crime


1994

  • Nov 11 - 17
    • Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)

      Directed by Neil Jordan

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      Official Synopsis: It hasn't even been a year since a plantation owner named Louis lost his wife in childbirth. Both his wife and the infant died, and now he has lost his will to live. A vampire named Lestat takes a liking to Louis and offers him the chance to become a creature of the night: a vampire. Louis accepts, and Lestat drains Louis' mortal blood and then replaces it with his own, turning Louis into a vampire. Louis must learn from Lestat the ways of the vampire.

      Cast: Jacquelyn Twodat Jackson, Tom Cruise, Stephen Rea, Brad Pitt, Andrew Tiernan, Christian Slater, Indra Ové, Kirsten Dunst, Gustavo I. Ortiz,…
      Genres: Horror, Drama, Fantasy, Romance

1993

  • Oct 29 - Nov 4 & Nov 5 - 11
    • The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

      Directed by Henry Selick

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      Official Synopsis: Jack Skellington, the pumpkin king of Halloween Town, is bored with doing the same thing every year for Halloween. One day he stumbles into Christmas Town, and is so taken with the idea of Christmas that he tries to get the resident bats, ghouls, and goblins of Halloween Town to help him put on Christmas instead of Halloween -- but alas, they can't get it quite right.

      Cast: Chris Sarandon, William Hickey, Glenn Shadix, Catherine O'Hara, Judi M. Durand, Doris Hess, Daamen J. Krall, David Randolph, Joe Ranft,…
      Genres: Fantasy, Family, Animation, Musical

1992

  • Nov 13 - 19
    • Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)

      Directed by Francis Ford Coppola

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      Official Synopsis: This version of Dracula is closely based on Bram Stoker's classic novel of the same name. A young lawyer (Jonathan Harker) is assigned to a gloomy village in the mists of eastern Europe. He is captured and imprisoned by the undead vampire Dracula, who travels to London, inspired by a photograph of Harker's betrothed, Mina Murray. In Britain, Dracula begins a reign of seduction and terror, draining the life from Mina's closest friend, Lucy Westenra. Lucy's friends gather together to try to drive Dracula away.

      Cast: Keanu Reeves, Gary Oldman, Anthony Hopkins, Winona Ryder, Monica Bellucci, Nancy Linehan Charles, Ele Bardha, Michael Laren, Richard E. Grant,…
      Genres: Horror, Fantasy, Romance

  • April 10 - 16

    • Sleepwalkers (1992)

      Directed by Mick Garris

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      Official Synopsis: Charles Brady and his mother Mary move to a small Indiana town, having recently fled Bodega Bay, California after draining and killed a young girl there. They are sleepwalkers - they can change their appearance and they need the lifeforce from young women. Charles has picked out young Tanya Robertson, whom he meets at a local high school, as his next victim. He asks her out for a date and invites her home... however, she did not suspect his real interest in her. On their first date, a picnic at a nearby cemetery, Charles attempts to drain the lifeforce from Tanya for himself and his mother.

      Cast: Ron Perlman, Stephen King, Michael Reid MacKay, John Landis, Rusty Schwimmer, Cynthia Garris, Stuart Charno, Frank Novak, Glenn Shadix, Alice…
      Genres: Horror

1991

  • Nov 15 - 21
    • Cape Fear (1991)

      Directed by Martin Scorsese

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      Official Synopsis: Sam Bowden (Nick Nolte)is a small-town corporate attorney/"Leave It to Beaver" type family-man. Max Cady (Robert De Niro) is a tattooed, cigar-smoking, bible-quoting, rapist. What do they have in common? Fourteen years, ago Sam was a public defender assigned to Max Cady's rape trial, and he made a serious error: he hid a document from his illiterate client that could have gotten him acquitted. Now, the cagey, bibliophile Cady has been released, and he intends to teach Sam Bowden and his family a thing or two about loss.

      Cast: Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Illeana Douglas, Juliette Lewis, Joe Don Baker, Billy D. Lucas, Fred Dalton Thompson, Will Knickerbocker,…
      Genres: Thriller, Crime

  • Nov 1 - 7

    • The People Under the Stairs (1991)

      Directed by Wes Craven

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      Official Synopsis: The People Under the Stairs is the story of a young boy (Fool) from the ghetto and takes place on his 13th birthday. In an attempted burglary (along with two others) of the home of his family's evil landlords, he becomes trapped inside their large suburban house and discovers the secret of the "children" that the insane brother and sister have been "rearing" under the stairs.

      Cast: Sean Whalen, Ving Rhames, John Mahon, Kelly Jo Minter, Everett McGill, David Robinson, Josh Coxx, Danny Kopel, Teresa Velarde, Wendy…
      Genres: Horror, Thriller, Mystery, Comedy

  • Sept 13 - 19 & Sept 20 - 26

    • Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)

      Directed by Rachel Talalay

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      Official Synopsis: In part six of the Nightmare on Elm Street series, dream monster Freddy Krueger has finally killed all the children of his hometown, and seeks to escape its confines to hunt fresh prey. To this end, he recruits the aid of his (previously unmentioned) daughter. However, she discovers the demonic origin of her father's powers and meets Dad head-on in a final showdown (originally presented in 3-D).

      Cast: Johnny Depp, Robert Englund, Robert Shaye, Alice Cooper, Yaphet Kotto, Breckin Meyer, Peter Spellos, Virginia Peters, Marilyn Rockafellow, Angelina Estrada,…
      Genres: Horror, Thriller, Fantasy, Comedy

  • Feb 15 - 21 & Feb 22 - 28 & March 1 - 7 & March 8 - 14 & March 15 - 21

    • The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

      Directed by Jonathan Demme

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      Official Synopsis: FBI trainee Clarice Starling works hard to advance her career, while trying to hide/put behind her West Virginia roots, of which if some knew, would automatically classify her as being backward or white trash. After graduation, she aspires to work in the agency's Behavioral Science Unit under the leadership of Jack Crawford. While she is still a trainee, Crawford asks her to question Dr. Hannibal Lecter, a psychiatrist imprisoned, thus far, for eight years in maximum security isolation for being a serial killer who cannibalized his victims. Clarice is able to figure out the assignment is to pick Lecter's brains to help them solve another serial murder case, that of someone coined by the media as Buffalo Bill, who has so far killed five victims, all located in the eastern US, all young women who are slightly overweight (especially around the hips), all who were drowned in natural bodies of water, and all who were stripped of large swaths of skin. She also figures that Crawford chose her, as a woman, to be able to trigger some emotional response from Lecter. After speaking to Lecter for the first time, she realizes that everything with him will be a psychological game, with her often having to read between the very cryptic lines he provides. She has to decide how much she will play along, as his request in return for talking to him is to expose herself emotionally to him. The case takes a more dire turn when a sixth victim is discovered, this one from who they are able to retrieve a key piece of evidence, if Lecter is being forthright as to its meaning. A potential seventh victim is high profile Catherine Martin, the daughter of Senator Ruth Martin, which places greater scrutiny on the case as they search for a hopefully still alive Catherine. Who may factor into what happens is Dr. Frederick Chilton, the warden at the prison, an opportunist who sees the higher profile with Catherine, meaning a higher profile for himself if he can insert himself successfully into the proceedings.

      Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Frankie Faison, John W. Iwanonkiw, Ted Levine, Tracey Walter, George A. Romero, David Early, Don Brockett, Daniel von…
      Genres: Thriller, Drama, Crime

1990

  • Nov 9 - 15
    • Child's Play 2 (1990)

      Directed by John Lafia

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      Official Synopsis: Andy Barclay has been placed in a foster home after the tragic events of the first film, since his mother was committed. In an attempt to save their reputation, the manufacturers of Chucky reconstruct the killer doll, to prove to the public that nothing was wrong with it in the first place. In doing so, they also bring the soul of serial killer Charles Lee Ray back to life. As Chucky tries to locate Andy, the body count rises. Will Andy be able to escape, or will Chucky succeed in possessing his body?

      Cast: Brad Dourif, Jenny Agutter, Alex Vincent, Beth Grant, Grace Zabriskie, Christine Elise, Billy Stevenson, Don Pugsley, Matt Roe, Gerrit Graham,…
      Genres: Horror, Thriller, Mystery, Fantasy

  • Nov 2 - 8

    • Jacob's Ladder (1990)

      Directed by Adrian Lyne

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      Official Synopsis: Jacob Singer is trying to make sense of his fractured life and memories. Plagued by hallucinations, flashbacks, and conspiracies, he struggles down a path to enlightenment from these manic strains. With nothing but support from friends and loved ones will he be able to push through the haze of his PTSD.

      Cast: Pruitt Taylor Vince, Ving Rhames, Christopher John Fields, Becky Ann Baker, Matt Craven, Patricia Kalember, Bryan Larkin, Jaime Perry, John…
      Genres: Horror, Drama, Mystery

  • Oct 26 - Nov 1

    • Graveyard Shift (1990)

      Directed by Ralph S. Singleton

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      Official Synopsis: Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchlist and rate your favorite movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet!

      Cast: Brad Dourif, David Andrews, Andrew Divoff, Stephen Macht, Robert Alan Beuth, Ilona Margolis, Richard France, Vic Polizos, Jonathan Emerson, Anne…
      Genres: Horror

1989

  • Apr 21 - 27 & Apr 28 - May 4 & May 5 - 11
    • Pet Sematary (1989)

      Directed by Mary Lambert

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      Official Synopsis: With dreams of a better life, the young doctor, Louis Creed, and his family--his wife, Rachel, their daughter, Ellie, and their three-year-old toddler, Gage--move to their new home in the small rural town of Ludlow, Maine, alarmingly close to a busy highway. However, when Rachel's cherished tomcat is inadvertently killed in an awful accident, a desperate Louis will reluctantly take his friendly neighbour's advice to bury it in an ancient Micmac graveyard--a mystical burial ground imbued with reanimating powers. Despite the terrible results and the insistent warnings from a recently deceased, tragedy-stricken Louis is forced to go back to the Indian cemetery, hoping that, this time, things will be different. But, can the dead return from the grave?

      Cast: Stephen King, Brad Greenquist, Dale Midkiff, Susan Blommaert, Richard Collier, Miko Hughes, Denise Crosby, Michael Lombard, Liz Davies, Matthew August…
      Genres: Horror, Thriller, Drama

  • Feb 17 - 23 & Feb 24 - March 2

    • The 'Burbs (1989)

      Directed by Joe Dante

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      Official Synopsis: This story takes place in a typical American neighborhood, when some new neighbors come to live in the house next to Ray Peterson. These new people are really strange; nobody has ever seen them, their house is a real mess, and during the night you can hear weird noises from their basement. The only thing they know is their name: Klopeks. One day Walter (an old man of the neighborhood) suddenly disappears and everyone starts to suspect the Klopeks...

      Cast: Dick Miller, Corey Feldman, Rance Howard, Robert Picardo, Nicky Katt, Archie Hahn, Bruce Dern, Jeffrey Kramer, Rick Ducommun, Darla, Kevin…
      Genres: Horror, Thriller, Mystery, Comedy

  • Feb 10 - 16

    • The Fly II (1989)

      Directed by Chris Walas

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      Official Synopsis: Seth Brundle was a renowned scientist whose warped experiments with teleportation transformed him into a man/fly hybrid called BrundleFly. A few months after the BrundleFly insect met its demise by his lover's, Veronica, shotgun, she dies while giving birth to their son, Martin. Seth's corrupt employer, Bartok, adopts Martin, only so Martin can solve the new problems that the still-functioning TelePods present and to use him as a science project because of the dormant insect genes. Martin is now fully grown, even though he is five, and the fly genes begin to awaken and make him just like dear, dead dad. With the help of his girlfriend, Beth, they go to wherever they can find a possible cure before Bartok finds them and brings them back, but not before Martin finishes his transformation into MartinFly, the deadliest of the BrundleFly species.

      Cast: Garry Chalk, Lorena Gale, Jerry Wasserman, William S. Taylor, Jeff Goldblum, Frank C. Turner, Duncan Fraser, Eric Stoltz, Tom Heaton,…
      Genres: Horror, Sci-Fi

1988

  • Nov 11 - 17
    • Child's Play (1988)

      Directed by Tom Holland

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      Official Synopsis: When Charles Lee Ray needs to get a quick escape from cop Mike Norris, he takes his soul and buries it into playful, seemingly good guy doll Chucky. Little does he know a little boy by the name of Andy Barclay will be the new owner of him soon-to-come. Charles confides in Andy while he commits numerous murders and once the adults accept Andy's story as truth, it's too late.

      Cast: Brad Dourif, Chris Sarandon, Alex Vincent, Ed Gale, Jeff Dlugolecki, John Franklin, Roslyn Alexander, Neil Giuntoli, Leila Lee Olsen, Edan…
      Genres: Horror, Thriller, Mystery

  • Nov 4 - 10

    • They Live (1988)

      Directed by John Carpenter

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      Official Synopsis: Nada, a down-on-his-luck construction worker, discovers a pair of special sunglasses. Wearing them, he is able to see the world as it really is: people being bombarded by media and government with messages like "Stay Asleep", "No Imagination", "Submit to Authority". Even scarier is that he is able to see that some usually normal-looking people are in fact ugly aliens in charge of the massive campaign to keep humans subdued.

      Cast: George 'Buck' Flower, Peter Jason, John Carpenter, Keith David, Al Leong, Meg Foster, Jan Rabson, Jeff Imada, Matt McColm, Jeb…
      Genres: Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi, Action, Comedy

  • Oct 21 - 27 & Oct 28 - Nov 3

    • Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)

      Directed by Dwight H. Little

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      Official Synopsis: It's October 30, 1988 and Michael Myers has been in a coma since his pursuit of Laurie Strode, 10 years ago, was finally stopped (events of H1 and H2). However when he is transfered from Richmond Mental Institute to Smith's Grove he awakes when he hears that he has a niece in Haddonfield and after killing the transfer crew he escapes. In Haddonfield, the niece, Jamie, has been adopted by the Carruthers family but keeps having nightmares about Michael (but she doesn't know who he is). On Halloween night, Jamie goes out trick and treating, little knowing that her murdering Uncle is following her and her step-sister Rachel. Rushing to her aid is Dr. Loomis and with the help of Sheriff Meeker starts to search the town for Michael and to find Jamie to protect her. But can anything stop Michael this time?

      Cast: David Jensen, Danielle Harris, Donald Pleasence, George P. Wilbur, Tom Morga, Carmen Filpi, Ellie Cornell, Erik Preston, Richard Jewkes, Melody…
      Genres: Horror, Thriller

  • Aug 19 - 25 & Aug 26 - Sept 1 & Sept 2 - 8

    • A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)

      Directed by Renny Harlin

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      Official Synopsis: Following up the previous Nightmare film, the dream demon Freddy Krueger is resurrected from his apparent demise, and rapidly tracks down and kills all three of the surviving Elm Street kids. However, Kristen (who has the ability to draw others into her dreams) wills her special ability to her friend Alice before her demise. Afterwords, Alice soon realizes that Freddy is taking advantage of that unknown power she now wields to pull a new group of teenage children into his foul domain.

      Cast: Robert Englund, Linnea Quigley, Robert Shaye, Duane Davis, Kristen Clayton, Rodney Eastman, Jeff Levine, Jacquelyn Masche, Renny Harlin, Jake, Lisa…
      Genres: Horror, Thriller

  • May 13 - 19

    • Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988)

      Directed by John Carl Buechler

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      Official Synopsis: Lying dormant at the bottom of Camp Crystal Lake, Jason Voorhees is released from his watery grave by a telekinetic girl. And so the killing begins again. Can she use her powers to stop Jason, or is he back for good?

      Cast: Kane Hodder, Corey Feldman, Tony Goldwyn, Kimberly Beck, William Butler, Jeff Bennett, Walt Gorney, Thom Mathews, Lauren-Marie Taylor, Darcy DeMoss,…
      Genres: Horror, Thriller

1987

  • June 12 - 18
    • Predator (1987)

      Directed by John McTiernan

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      Official Synopsis: A team of special force ops, led by a tough but fair soldier, Major "Dutch" Schaefer, are ordered to assist CIA man, Colonel Al Dillon, on a rescue mission for potential survivors of a Helicopter downed over remote South American jungle. Not long after they land, Dutch and his team discover that they have been sent in under false pretenses. This deception turns out to be the least of their worries though, when they find themselves being methodically hunted by something not of this world.

      Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sven-Ole Thorsen, Henry Kingi, Peter Cullen, Kevin Peter Hall, R.G. Armstrong, Jesse Ventura, William H. Burton Jr., Sonny…
      Genres: Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi, Action

  • Feb 27 - March 5

    • A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)

      Directed by Chuck Russell

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      Official Synopsis: Picking up where the original Nightmare left off, Nancy has grown up and become a psychiatrist specializing in dream therapy. She meets a group of children at a local hospital facing Freddy Krueger, the same demon she once encountered in her sleep. One of them is Kristen, who has the power to draw other people into her dreams. Working with a male doctor assigned to the case, Nancy helps the kids realize their special abilities within the nightmare world. When Freddy captures one of her charges, she leads a rescue attempt into Krueger's domain, in hopes of putting his spirit to rest once and for all.

      Cast: Robert Englund, Laurence Fishburne, Heather Langenkamp, Clayton Landey, John Saxon, Jennifer Rubin, Rodney Eastman, Kristen Clayton, Priscilla Pointer, Ken Sagoes,…
      Genres: Horror, Thriller, Action, Fantasy

1986

  • Aug 15 - 21 & Aug 22 - 28
    • The Fly (1986)

      Directed by David Cronenberg

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      Official Synopsis: Seth Brundle (Jeff Goldblum), a brilliant but eccentric scientist attempts to woo investigative journalist Veronica Quaife (Geena Davis) by offering her a scoop on his latest research in the field of matter transportation, which against all the expectations of the scientific establishment have proved successful. Up to a point. Brundle thinks he has ironed out the last problem when he successfully transports a living creature, but when he attempts to teleport himself a fly enters one of the transmission booths, and Brundle finds he is a changed man. This Science-Gone-Mad film is the source of the quotable quote "Be afraid. Be very afraid."

      Cast: David Cronenberg, Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis, John Getz, Michael Copeman, Leslie Carlson, Joy Boushel, George Chuvalo, Carol Lazare, Shawn Hewitt
      Genres: Horror, Drama, Sci-Fi, Romance

  • July 18 - 24 & Jul 25 - 31 & Aug 1 - 7 & Aug 8 - 14

    • Aliens (1986)

      Directed by James Cameron

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      Official Synopsis: 57 years after Ellen Ripley had a close encounter with the reptilian alien creature from the first movie, she is called back, this time, to help a group of highly trained colonial marines fight off against the sinister extraterrestrials. But this time, the aliens have taken over a space colony on the moon LV-426. When the colonial marines are called upon to search the deserted space colony, they later find out that they are up against more than what they bargained for. Using specially modified machine guns and enough firepower, it's either fight or die as the space marines battle against the aliens. As the Marines do their best to defend themselves, Ripley must attempt to protect a young girl who is the sole survivor of the decimated space colony.

      Cast: Lance Henriksen, Tom Woodruff Jr., Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton, Daniel Kash, Mac McDonald, Michael Biehn, Ricco Ross, Chris Webb, Bob…
      Genres: Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure

1985

  • March 22 - 28
    • Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985)

      Directed by Danny Steinmann

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      Official Synopsis: Five years after killing the goalie hockey-masked killer Jason Voorhees, Tommy Jarvis has grown up in various mental hospitals unable to get over the nightmares about Jason's return. When Tommy is sent to a rural halfway house in New Jersey for mentally disturbed teenagers, a series of grisly murders begin anew as another hockey-masked killer begins killing off all people at and around the residence. Has Jason returned from the dead to re-start his killing spree? Has Tommy decided to take over the reign of Jason, or has someone else?

      Cast: Corey Feldman, Kimberly Beck, Marco St. John, Tom Morga, Miguel A. Núñez Jr., Miguel A. Núñez Jr., Richard Lineback, Dominick…
      Genres: Horror, Thriller, Mystery

1984

  • April 13 - 19
    • Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)

      Directed by Joseph Zito

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      Official Synopsis: Thought to be killed by the sole survivor of the last massacre at Camp Crystal Lake, Jason Voorhees kills his way back to the camp to once again murder its inhabitants. This time, has Jason met his match in the little boy Tommy Jarvis?

      Cast: Tom Savini, Corey Feldman, Adrienne King, Kimberly Beck, Betsy Palmer, Ronn Carroll, Rex Everhart, Amy Steel, Walt Gorney, Tom Everett,…
      Genres: Horror, Thriller

1983

  • July 22 - 28
    • Jaws 3-D (1983)

      Directed by Joe Alves

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      Official Synopsis: Several years after Amity's former Police Chief Martin Brody electrocuted the shark at Cable Junction, his sons, Mike & Sean, are now working in different roles at Sea World Orlando. Mike is working as a park engineer and considering marriage to his girlfriend, killer whale biologist Kathryn Morgan. Sean is also involved with 1 of the park's water skiers, Kelly Ann Bukowski. Sea World is about to open a massive 'Undersea Kingdom' which will bring visitors closer to marine life than ever before. The park is accessible from the ocean by a series of gates, one of which malfunctions. A young Great White Shark swims through the gate, and when a maintenance diver heads down to fix the gate he does not return. The young Great White is captured & placed in a tank but soon dies despite Kathryn's best efforts to save it. More alarming though, is the young shark's massive, 35 foot mother which has followed the baby shark into the lagoon and killed the maintenance diver, whose body is recovered. It isn't long before the huge shark begins wreaking havoc, and Mike & Kathryn, along with Sea World manager Calvin Bouchard and photographer Phillip Fitzroyce, must find a way to eliminate the shark before they - or the guests - become the shark's next meal.

      Cast: Dennis Quaid, P.H. Moriarty, Simon MacCorkindale, Melody Gold, Will Knickerbocker, Barbara Quinn, Alonzo Ward, Jackie Kuntarich, Laurie Thomas, Cathy Cervenka,…
      Genres: Horror, Thriller, Adventure

1982

  • Nov 12 - 18
    • Creepshow (1982)

      Directed by George A. Romero

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      Official Synopsis: Five tales of terror are presented. The first deals with a demented old man returning from the grave to get the Father's Day cake his murdering daughter never gave him. The second is about a not-too-bright farmer discovering a meteor that turns everything into plant-life. The third is about a vengeful husband burying his wife and her lover up to their necks on the beach. The fourth is about a creature that resides in a crate under the steps of a college. The final story is about an ultra-rich businessman who gets his comeuppance from cockroaches.

      Cast: Tom Savini, Stephen King, Adrienne Barbeau, Tom Atkins, David Early, Bingo O'Malley, Leslie Nielsen, Christine Forrest, John Amplas, Ed Harris,…
      Genres: Horror, Fantasy, Comedy